Fried Frank's Finance Practice stands out for its work on many of the markets' most sophisticated and complex deals and in its development of innovative financing solutions across all levels of the capital structure.
We cultivate our long-standing client relationships through hands-on, dedicated counseling and provide exceptional advice structuring and negotiating transactions both in the United States and internationally. Our business-oriented approach and integrated teams produce a seamless execution for both financing providers and users.
Our Focus and Capabilities
- Private equity sponsors and corporations on financings for mergers, acquisitions and recapitalizations
- Commercial and investment banks in arranging leveraged transactions.
- Global asset managers and alternative capital providers in making direct investments.
- Investment vehicles and lenders in fund-level financings and manager loans.
- Borrowers, issuers, bondholders and other lenders in debtor-in-possession and distressed company financings.
Fried Frank is recognized worldwide as a leader in leveraged buyout and acquisition financing, representing borrowers and issuers in all types of acquisition financings for more than three decades, providing "one-stop shopping" services by facilitating the structuring and negotiation of senior credit facilities and high-yield and rule 144A offerings, as well as mezzanine financing. We also represent clients desiring access to the syndicated loan markets and to other financing sources negotiating and closing their acquisition and working capital facilities.
High-Yield and Syndicated Bank Financing:
We represent commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions as lenders and lead arrangers in structuring and negotiating leveraged transactions, including senior secured credit facilities for sponsored acquisitions and other leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and spin-offs and senior syndicated loans to large corporate and middle-market borrowers. Our practice also acts for sponsors, issuers and companies in connection with both high-yield and syndicated bank facilities.
Direct Lending/Principal Investments:
The Firm's direct lending practice represents global asset managers and investment funds, including closed end funds that make investments in senior syndicated loans, mezzanine financings and distressed debt, and credit-oriented hedge funds in the full range of direct principal transactions. We have extensive experience in mezzanine structures and routinely handle deals of all sizes for leading mezzanine investors.
Fried Frank's preeminent fund financing practice advises on the full spectrum of products in the current marketplace, including subscription, asset and hybrid facilities for virtually every type of fund structure and across all asset classes, including private equity, mezzanine, real estate, infrastructure, special opportunities and fund-of-hedge funds.
Debtor-in-Possession and Distressed Company Financing:
In conjunction with our Restructuring and Insolvency Practice, we represent borrowers, issuers, bondholders and other lenders in financings for financially troubled companies, including debtor-in-possession, chapter 11 exit and out-of-court restructuring financings. We also represent lenders in financings for parties interested in acquiring assets and businesses from chapter 11 debtors and other financially troubled companies.